August 8, 2017 Subject:
I adore this title
P. Stanhope must have been a really amazing person in life. His speech, tone, everything are very appealing and GOOD. I say "good", I mean good in it's literal sense. He is an admirable person, and his advice should be read, and given to all young people again and again. There is quite a bit of religious advice in his "Letters" as well, and Lord Chesterfield means it. It is not mere fluff, but genuine love for the Creator and Judge of all things, seen and unseen. Lord Chesterfield stresses the importance of humility, the golden rule. He does stress also the importance of appearances- not in the aesthetic sense, but in one's outward appearance to society, that one should put on "a good face" even in times of adversity. There is profound knowledge in this reading, even I who enjoy reading etiquette books and thought I knew it all- did not know it all indeed. I learned quite a bit from the Letters, things anyone will benefit from, real stuff. Not cloying same old chestnuts or hackneyed feel-good phrases, but real honest advice. Reading this made me want to look up Lord Chesterfield and find what I could about him.
Download it, read it and it is a good read, not dull in the least.